Becton, Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) shareholders will receive their next dividend at the end of September. The company has declared its latest common stock payout, which is to be $0.495 per share paid on September 30 to shareholders of record as of September 9. That amount matches each of the firm's previous three distributions, the most recent of which was paid at the end of last month. Prior to that, Becton Dickinson handed out $0.45 per share.

The company is an extremely steady and reliable dividend payer. It has paid a distribution since June 1962.

The just-declared dividend annualizes to $1.98 per share. That yields 1.9% at Becton Dickinson's most recent closing stock price of $104.31.

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